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A blog from Mary

Tue, 2015-01-27

The current tour in Rwanda did not begin auspiciously. Bronwen was turned back at Edinburgh airport and Mary went on alone. Bronwen eventually arrived two days later and that story may well appear on the site shortly. In the meantime, Mary has posted this.

Gifts from Rutonde

Thu, 2014-07-10

It has been another hot day and I am walking home from Nyabugogo with a basket of beans on my back and a cardboard box in my arms. Inside the box is a live chicken complete with claws, beak and feathers.

Mud houses and goats at Kibungo

Sat, 2014-06-28


The day was always going to be strenuous. Just getting across Kigali to Nyabugogo for the bus to Kibungo meant an hour's walk, albeit in the cool early morning. Once at Kibungo, getting around the hillsides of the area around Pastor Joseph's church is hard work, even without the daytime heat of the Rwandan sun.

Drums, heat and smiles

Wed, 2014-06-25


We are in for a long hot day today. The rain of last week seems to have gone and the heat is more like a real Rwandan dry season. Pastor Immaculee and I meet at Nyabugogo bus station to take a taxi out to Rutonde, where we have our goats and porridge project.

Back into the heat (and wet)

Fri, 2014-06-20


Africa is nothing if not unpredictable and Rwanda is no exception. Stepping off the plane on Wednesday evening, the temperature in Kigali was lower than Edinburgh had been two days before, and it was raining. Two days before in Edinburgh, it wasn't raining but that almost certainly won't last for long.

Rutonde update

Tue, 2013-12-17


Pastor Immaculee is an energetic and driven woman. Her parish is at Rutonde, north of Kigali where we are helping her to provide for the poorest children. She greeted us in her usual effervescent style.

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